Saturday, January 17, 2009

Global Warming Sucks

Day 7 of the sub zero, record low temperatures of the January '09 arctic blast: As I walked out into the bone chilling, antarctic weather yesterday morning and took a deep breath, the snot in my nose froze. My digital thermometer in the car told me it was -3. That there's snot freezing weather, -3, and it makes your eyes water too.
Today I went out for more provisions. Canned goods, toilet paper and milk, oh and more stuff for the husband to drop on his weekend sweatshirt. The poor guy is obsessed with keeping the fire going in the fireplace. Although we just bought a load of firewood, he's burning everything, cereal boxes, newspaper ads, junk mail and his old smelly socks, he'll have to be watched closely. As I fear cabin fever may be getting the best of him. Boy #3 rarely emerges from his bedroom anymore. The sight of a snow shovel and a dog leash make him break out into a cold, panicking sweat. It's a good thing he's so young, he may come out of this unscathed. The dogs lead that is frozen into the ground, snapped off it's anchor this morning and she was brought home by a neighbor. We cut her some slack on leaving the yard, she's the only one in the house that has to pee in the snow, we are in awe of her.
Perhaps the most unfortunate incident that's happened during the "big freeze" so far is the fact that I lost an earring, one of my favorites. It must have snagged on the scarf I had wrapped around my neck, head and face about 5 times. I'm hoping to find it when everything thaws out by about June. Damn global warming.

7 comments:

Ellen said...

I hear you'll are having some real rough weather up that way. We are having our really wacky weather here. It was 34F yesterday and 68F today. Yesterday I used the heater in my house and car. Today I had to use the AC in the car. A cold front is supposed to be coming through tonight so it should be cooler tomorrow.

ettarose said...

Haha, my Hubs is just like that. He will burn anything. The dog? He has his own heater in his large house. He stays toasty warm.

papercages said...

That cabin fever will get you every time. Your weather sounds awful-- hang in there. Gotta be better days ahead.

unfinishedrambler said...

Same here, Sue, in Pa. Awful, awful weather and not to mention having a stomach flu (have I mentioned that about 100 times now?), which yes, I'm finally getting over little by little. Don't get me started about cabin fever...I'm moving it to a bar/restaurant this afternoon to watch the Eagles and Steelers try to get to the Super Bowl. At least, I'll be trapped with a bunch of other loons.

Insane parent said...

It's been pretty cold here in Florida - but i'm not complianing atleast it's not freezing...

I gave you the friends awad - please check it out.

Darryl said...

You had your dog tied up in your yard at -3 degrees???

Sue said...

Ellen - At least your boogers aren't frozen!

Ettarose - No not the dog! But she's right there with him, encouraging him and bringing him stuff to burn.

Thank you Papercages!!

UR - Yada, yada, yada the stomach flu. Yada, yada, yada the Steelers. ;-P I hope you are finally feeling better.

Darryl - Yeah, we are that cruel to let her out when she has to pee. Have you ever had a dog? They pee outside, you know. And it doesn't matter how cold it is they run after stuff.